Throughout this course, you have researched a wealth of data and analytics to construct a comprehensive financial analysis and proposal (excluding tables, figures, and addenda) of a chosen company following the nine-step assessment process detailed in Assessing a Company's Future Financial Health.
There are three parts to the final component assignment of the Benchmark - Financial Analysis and Proposal.
Apply the final two steps of the nine-step assessment process detailed in Assessing A Company’s Future Financial Health (i.e., Step 8: Stress Testing and Step 9: Financing and Operating Plan for Current Year) to compose further assessment of the company/competitor pairing analysis as below:
- Perform stress testing under scenarios of likely adversity and value your firm using appropriate valuation techniques on the pro forma financial data analysis you constructed earlier in the course.
- Compare your results from step #1 against the current stock price of your chosen company and competitor. Construct an argument in favor of investing in either the chosen company, or the competitor, with sufficient supportive detail and/or data to make your case.
Access the three prior component assignments, with instructor feedback incorporated, that you submitted in Topics 2, 4, and 6. Integrate these three assignments into the final Benchmark - Financial Analysis and Proposal submission along with the Component 4 assignment in this topic (Part One) to provide a comprehensive analysis inclusive of all nine steps that flows from start to finish. Note: You may need to re-write certain sections or statements in order to provide a cohesive flow to your submission. Assume this is a real-world proposal you will be presenting and revise or "polish" your work accordingly.
Develop a 250-word "introduction" to your analysis and proposal that can serve as an overview in the event that you do present this to a single or group of potential investors. Consider factors that might impede an individual’s ability to focus on the information, and present only key and other potentially relevant points this individual or group needs to know.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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